5-Minute Salsa

I am a salsa eating fool.

Five-Minute Salsa from kitchenmeetsgirl.com - perfect for Superbowl!  #recipe #dip

We’re also huge fans of Mexican food in my house, so we go through a lot of jars of salsa. Maybe two jars a week?

I know. It’s a sickness.

Plus, I dump it on pretty much anything and everything: my salads, wraps, baked potatoes, you name it. And in the summer when I have lots of great fresh produce at my fingertips, I always have a jar of homemade salsa sitting in my fridge.  When using fresh tomatoes to make salsa, Roma are my first choice because of their rich flavor and low moisture flesh–I prefer my salsa a little chunky.

But if you haven’t noticed, it’s not summer–it was a balmy 20 degrees here yesterday morning when I dropped Doodle off at school.  Needless to say, the tomatoes at my local market aren’t looking super impressive right now.  But I was really, really craving homemade salsa.  Thank goodness for Rotel.

Here’s how it played out:

{Minute 1}: Assemble your ingredients.

{Minutes 2 -4}: Give ’em all a rough chop.  Nothing too fancy or small–you’re just going to throw ’em in your food processor or blender.  This may take you less time than it did me; I’m not a super-fast chopper.  Dump everything in your blender/processor.

{Minute 5}: Pulse 5 to 7 times, or until your salsa reaches your desired consistency.

5-Minute Salsa
  • 2 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes (I used Rotel Hot) or 3 large tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalepeno, including seeds and membrane (de-seed if you don't want it too spicy)
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup diced onion
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • juice of one lime
  1. Place your ingredients in a food processor or blender, and pulse to combine.
  2. Eat 'til you're stuffed.
recipe adapted from my mom, previously posted here

XO, Ashley

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  1. I’m a salsa loving fool,too! Let’s start a club!
    Meghan @ The Tasty Fork recently posted..Surprise Recipe Swap – Buffalo Chicken TaquitosMy Profile

  2. I could drink salsa and be happy. In fact, I’m positive that between my affinity for guac/avocados and salsa, I probably bleed Mexican food. Sorry for the gross imagery, I’m just really in the zone of wanting to eat this salsa RIGHT NOW.
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel recently posted..Birthday Cake Seven Layer BarsMy Profile

  3. Your version sounds better than mine. I’ll have to try it.

  4. Ditto on the salsa eating. Mexican food rules!
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  5. did you know salsa is like my favorite food? yes it’s a food and it goes with everything. 🙂
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  6. I must try this!!!
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  7. Such an amazing picture and oh my gosh great Salsa! Thanks for sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!
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  8. I’ve made this salsa numerous times and it has always been a hit, this year for christmas I wanted to make my boyfriend’s dad and brother a few jars of different types of salsa, does anyone know how long this one will last in a mason jar?


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